Cleveland Hiking Club

Cleveland, Ohio


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Cleveland Hiking Club Inc. is a club established in 1919 to promote and encourage hiking for health and recreation.

A Schedule of Activities is published monthly.. Schedules are available here on this website and at MetroPark offices or by writing the club at P.O. Box 347097, Cleveland, Ohio 44134-7097. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Newsteps, the club newsletter for members only, is also published monthly.

To view schedules on the net you must download Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free. Click on "Links". Scroll to page bottom, click on "Download Adobe Acrobat Reader" and follow the instruction. NOTE: Schedule's on screen type size may be increased by changing the type size % located at the top or bottom left of your screen.

One must complete six hikes, within a year's span, to become eligible for membership with The Cleveland Hiking Club. You don't have to be a member to hike. Hikes are available seven days a week (usually on both the East and West sides of greater Cleveland. General classifications of the hikes are leisure (usually 3 miles, taking approximately 2 hours), moderate (usually 5 miles, taking approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and strenuous (see schedule). The type of path and ground to be covered, such as hills, etc., is usually listed in the schedule.

Arrive for the hike on time. The hike leader will ask if there any visitors and give you a credit slip to fill out and turn in at the end of the hike. Once you have completed 6 hikes, you are eligible for membership.

Download the CHC Visitor's Guide for more information.

Annual dues are $45 / couple, $30 / individual. A one time initiation fee of $20 / person applies. Dues basically covers cost of mailings. Our monthly NewSteps provides mileage records, social events and information about other club activities such as excursions worldwide.

John Nelson
P. O. Box 24508
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Phone: 440-449-2588
[email protected]

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